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Were P and R Once the Same Letter?
Do you ever stop and look at the shape of our alphabet? Each letter looks natural to us now, but all those lines and circles have unique histories. It’s easy to make assumptions that our letters make sense, that they developed in some orderly logical way, and one reasonable assumption would be that P and R are related to each other based on their form. …
Dad? Pops? Father? Why Are There So Many Names for the Same Person?
Father’s Day falls on the third Sunday in June, but many of us refer to our male parents as dad or papa rather than by the more formal father. Why does English have so many names for the same person? And, where do they all come from? Like the names for our female parents, papa and its many variations were primarily imitative of the first sounds that …
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